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What are the symptoms of depression/ OCD / suicidal depression? How we can identify a person by his behavior?

The most credible source for diagnosis and evaluation of mental conditions is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is published and updated every few years by the ...
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

YES, according to: The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the United States and National Heath Service (NHS) of the United Kingdom. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a clinically ...
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How to keep the brain in an excited state?

What worked for me (and many others!) was exercise. After trying many antidepressants, I tried running. What got me motivated was an old article that I read about a clinical trial done by the ...
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Does hyperthyroidism affect serotonin levels?

Thyroid function and serotonin activity are highly linked. Serotonin stimulates hypothalamic TRH (Thyroid Releasing Hormone) production, leading to an increase in TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) ...
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Will an increased dosage of Quetiapine increase somnolence?

Seroquel (quetiapine) is quite well known to cause perhaps the most sedation among all the drugs in the 'atypical antipsychotic' class of medication due to its strong histamine and alpha receptor ...
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Can low libido be a side-effect of schizoprenia medications?

Yes they can. Co-occurring conditions like depression may also contribute to low libido. This is a good article that discusses the details. The mechanisms by which antipsychotic drugs may cause ...
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Is cannabidiol safe to treat depression of a patient with a schizoaffective disorder?

First of all, you have to be aware that most studies cited are on animals, not humans. Applicability of that data for humans is limited. Second, this molecule is interacting with all kinds of tissues ...
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What are "baseline chronic risk factors" in a table describing levels of suicidality risk in a scientific paper?

They are referring to chronic (long-lasting) influences on acute (immediate) risk of suicide (this is relevant because they're talking about immediate intervention steps to take; if you were ...
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

I came across a similar question in Psychology.SE whilst researching CBT for a course I was studying. The short answer As I will cover in the long answer, there has been a lot of articles stating ...
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Confusing thoughts/depression

Professional Advice is vital Psychologist: I know you said you can’t afford to see a psychologist, and I can’t judge you. I don’t know of your financial background and costs of health care in your ...
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How to keep the brain in an excited state?

Definitely, exercise. Any form. Running is often mentioned because of "runner's high," but I have bad knees so... I walk. I walk with earbuds and listen to my favorite music. I change where I walk and ...
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How long do you have to take an SSRI for before PSSD becomes a risk?

This is currently impossible to answer definitely. There is further a difference between 'could become a risk' and 'will likely be a risk'. Only now are even the warnings about the long established ...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

Also provided at the Medscape webpage linked by @GrahamChiu, Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been demonstrated by the American Psychiatric Association to be an effective and safe treatment for ...
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Do some psychiatrists/psychologists still treat severe depression with electric-shock-therapy (ECT)?

Approximately 100,000 patients annually receive ECT in the United States. and In the United States, ECT is most commonly performed 3 times per week regardless of electrode placement. [1] More ...
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How to I overcome extreme anxiety without medication?

Stress- relief techniques can help manage anxiety... specific ones to incorporate based on anxiety are... Mindful meditation as shown by the study in this article... http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/...
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What is the definition of Suicidal Ideation?

Thoughts about wanting to die or killing oneself do constitute suicidal ideation. Ideation is defined as the process of forming ideas or images. So that applied to suicide or wanting to die = ...
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Mental disorders - where to go?

National Alliance for Mental Illness - NAMI (Main Line, PA) quotes an article from SAMHSA: Therapy is a collaborative process, so finding the right match-someone with whom you have a sense of ...
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When is guilt in depression considered psychotic?

According to DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013, p. 819) a delusion is a "false belief based on incorrect inference about external reality that is firmly held despite what almost everyone ...
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Antidepressant response post MAOI tachyphylaxis

All Anti-Depressants poop out equally for TR patients. Having just now signed up on this site, it seems a prerequisite to post is that you ought to have at least minimally researched the question, ...
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What is the relationship between cortisol and depression?

TL;DR There isn't really a scientific consensus. There appears to be a connection between cortisol and depression, but cortisol anomalies appear neither necessary nor sufficient for depression The ...
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Meaning of the word "term" in a psychiatry article (depression biomarkers)

From the context, it seems like it has the "time" meaning, but I don't think it really matters, you could remove the candidate markers/term/application/implementation headers and not really ...
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Why is the lifetime prevalence of depression lower than the point prevalence? Figures from a study

You have not made a mistake. Point prevalence must be lower than 1-year prevalence and 1-year prevalence must be lower than lifetime prevalence for a population. In the systematic review, there are ...
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Can one combine depression and self discipline?

Depressed persons typically stop performing basic tasks such as eating regularly, taking showers, going out and other similar mundane and boring tasks that requires self some discipline. [citation ...
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Wishing to be dead without committing suicide

Self-harm is not a mental illness, but a behavior that indicates a lack of coping skills. Several illnesses are associated with it, including borderline personality disorder, depression, eating ...
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How to I overcome extreme anxiety without medication?

I recommend seeing a counselor/therapist/psychologist ASAP to help you with this. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of many approaches to anxiety. But a professional can help identify what you need ...
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Looking for Bipolar Disorder treatment method

Since Bipolar disorder is a medical condition you and your brother should find a psychiatrist who can manage your pathology optimally. Even if you trust in this audio-psycho-phonology it is not ...
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